packrat

A packrat parsing library

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Documentation

Packrat parsing is a memoizing, backtracking recursive-descent parsing technique that runs in time and space linear in the size of the input text. The technique was originally discovered by Alexander Birman in 1970 , and Bryan Ford took up the idea for his master's thesis in 2002.

For detailed information on the technique, please see Bryan Ford's web page at http://pdos.csail.mit.edu/~baford/packrat/.

A reference manual can be found here: packrat.pdf.

To use the packrat API, import the packrat module.

License

Copyright (c) 2004, 2005 Tony Garnock-Jones <tonyg@kcbbs.gen.nz>
Copyright (c) 2005 LShift Ltd. <query@lshift.net>

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About this egg

Author

Tony Garnock-Jones

Version history

1.4
.setup script fixes (felix)
1.2
Ported to CHICKEN 4
1.1
Added use of srfi-1
1.0
Initial release